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Jan 10, 2017 11:33 am

Jacare Souza explains Boetsch booking: Rockhold “chickened out”, faked injury

Late last week, news broke that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza would be returning to the Octagon against Tim Boetsch at UFC 208. Given Jacare’s status as a staple of the middleweight top-5, and Boetsch’s position on the outermost edge of the top-15, this was a bit of a strange booking. According to Jacare, however, it was...

Jan 10, 2017 11:08 am

BJ Penn rips fighters looking for “money fights” ahead of return

In the wake of UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s impact on the UFC over the course of the past two years, more and more fighters have continued to call for ‘money fights’. While the idea of a superfight in order to secure a massive payday is certainly an appealing one to many fighters, UFC Hall of...

Jan 10, 2017 10:50 am

Nick Diaz recalls smoking blunts with Kimbo Slice and his star power

The late Kimbo Slice was a massive attraction with his rise from his viral street fighting videos on the Internet to headlining televised mixed martial arts bouts. MMA bad boy Nick Diaz recently appeared as a guest on an episode of GGN News with Snoop Dogg where the two talked about mixed martial arts and...

Jan 10, 2017 10:46 am

Report: Ronda Rousey’s Venice Beach house vandalized following UFC 207 loss

On Monday, Ronda Rousey posted on social media for the first time since losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey’s social media post was a quote from J K Rowling that reflected her mindset saying, “And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” Just when you think things...

Jan 10, 2017 10:41 am

Former boxing training partners open up on Ronda Rousey’s striking

Leading up to UFC 207, there was much speculation as to whether former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would return to the Octagon and showcase improved striking following her year-long hiatus following her one-sided KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the time since...

Jan 10, 2017 10:06 am

VIDEO | emotional backstage footage after Cody Garbrandt’s UFC 207 win

One of the biggest moments of UFC 207, the UFC’s final card of the year 2016, was Cody Garbrandt’s title-winning defeat of Dominick Cruz. Garbrandt earned this victory with a lopsided unanimous decision in a performance that would become a late entrant into the 2016 Upset of the Year debate. It was an emotional win...

Jan 10, 2017 9:16 am

Ricardo Lamas eyes April showdown with Frankie Edgar

Long-time featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas knows who he wants to fight next. The talented fighter has his eyes on a bout with former UFC lightweight champ and two-time featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar. Lamas explained his desire for a fight with Edgar in a recent interview with FloCombat.com. “The only fight that makes sense for me...

Jan 10, 2017 9:15 am

Cody Garbrandt-TJ Dillashaw feud continues as Dillashaw calls champ’s bluff

While the feud between Team Alpha Male (TAM) and former TAM member TJ Dillashaw has been a very public one, the Cody Garbrandt-TJ Dillashaw feud was reignited at the end of 2016 when undefeated TAM prospect Cody Garbrandt was gearing up for his UFC 207 showdown with Dominick Cruz, and Dillashaw was gearing up for...

Jan 10, 2017 8:37 am

Lando Vannata looks forward to future rematch with Tony Ferguson

Back in July of 2016, Jackson-Winkeljohn student Lando Vannata made a short notice UFC debut against one of the best lightweights in the world: Tony Ferguson. Though Ferguson was expected to blow through his debuting foe, this is not the way things went down. Twice in the fight’s first round, a surprisingly confident Vannata was...

Jan 10, 2017 8:26 am

Conor McGregor reportedly concerned with potential future brain trauma

For quite some time now, reports have periodically surfaced that UFC superstar Conor McGregor is concerned with brain trauma. Prior to being signed to the UFC in 2013, Conor McGregor was reportedly concerned over the possibility of long-term brain damage. Despite that, the Irish superstar was signed to the promotion and went on quite the...

Jan 10, 2017 7:45 am

VIDEO | Corner footage of Coach Edmond’s reaction to Rousey’s loss

Here's footage of Edmond Tarverdyan during the closing moments of Ronda Rousey's loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 via reddit user DaveAP pic.twitter.com/UZuteMAe7z — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 10, 2017 Late last month, Coach Edmond Tarverdyan watched his star pupil get crushed in just 48 seconds. That star pupil, of course, was Ronda Rousey,...

Jan 10, 2017 6:38 am

UFC scraps plans for event the night before UFC 209

The UFC had big plans for a dual-event weekend this March, as they hoped to promote a fight night card on the Friday immediately before UFC 209, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th in Las Vegas. Apparently, however, the organization has nixed these plans. This news was confirmed by MMAJunkie.com. Like UFC 209, this...

Jan 10, 2017 5:59 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar receives heritage jersey during Winnipeg Jets broadcast

If you watched the landmark UFC 200 back in July of 2016, you may have noticed that returning former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar walked out to the Octagon in a Canadian Reebok fight kit. A quick look at the WWE star’s Wikipedia page, of course, reveals that he was born in South Dakota. He’s as American...

Jan 9, 2017 6:52 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. strongman Robert Oberst arm wrestling match

How do you think an arm wrestling match between former UFC light heayvweight champion Jon Jones and 405-pound strongman Robert Oberst would go? Well, we have the matchup on video as The Fight Life put together their string of video content where we see the two battle against one another in an arm wrestling match....

Jan 9, 2017 6:49 pm

Cris Cyborg leaves heartfelt comment on Ronda Rousey’s social media post

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her first social media post since losing to the current chamion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Monday. Rousey came back as the end of 2016, taking a year off from fighting after losing for the first time in her professional mixed martial arts career in 2015...

Jan 9, 2017 2:33 pm

BREAKING! Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley 2 set for UFC 209 in Las Vegas

Stephen Thompson will get a second chance to become a UFC champion at March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas when he rematches current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. After some initial reluctance, Woodley just announced on his podcast that he will take the fight with Thompson at UFC 209. The fight was first reported...

Jan 9, 2017 1:06 pm

TJ Dillashaw gives update on relationship with Team Alpha Male

When former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw left his long-time home in Sacramento’s Team Alpha Male, it created something of a media frenzy, as it was reported again and again that his relationships with his former Team Alpha Male training partners had been damaged irreparably. On the latest addition The MMA Hour, however, Dillashaw explained that...

Jan 9, 2017 12:58 pm

Tyron Woodley: I’m not giving Stephen Thompson a rematch til he admits he lost!

The world is waiting to see what will officially be the next UFC welterweight title fight as champion Tyron Woodley last fought Stephen Thompson to a majority draw at UFC 205 in November. Woodley has had potential matches boiling with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, Nick Diaz, and most recently UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping....

Jan 9, 2017 12:08 pm

Yair Rodriguez talks BJ Penn bout, predicts submission win

This Sunday, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez will take on our very own BJ Penn in a fight that is undoubtedly the biggest test of his promising career. In advance of this scrap with Penn, Rodriguez joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to weigh...

Jan 9, 2017 11:41 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir’s kids smash in wrestling tournament

When your father is a former UFC champion, it seems that training in some sort of discipline in MMA will just come naturally. It seems to be the case with the children of former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Mir posted a few videos to social media showcasing his talented kids, Isabella, Kage and...

Jan 9, 2017 9:45 am

ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman says WWE can no longer use a ‘broken’ Ronda Rousey

The future of Ronda Rousey is still up in the air after losing for the second time in her professional mixed martial arts career, being devastated by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December. Many wonder if the once-dominant former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will ever fight in the Octagon again or if she will...

Jan 9, 2017 9:32 am

After cancelled Caraway bout, Jimmie Rivera sets sights on Dominick Cruz

Until last week, rising bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera expected to take on dangerous veteran Bryan Caraway on the main card of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix. Then, Caraway pulled out of the fight with an injury. Though Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera was briefly targeted as Caraway’s replacement, Rivera ultimately turned down this last-minute challenge,...

Jan 9, 2017 8:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Tony Ferguson’s confidence, gets dissed in return

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are now set to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 209 – but don’t expect that fact to put an end to their trash talk. Just as they did throughout the negotiation process for this bout, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are taking every possible opportunity to roast each other...

Jan 9, 2017 7:47 am

VIDEO | UFC Phoenix Countdown: Penn vs. Rodriguez

This Sunday, the UFC will return to Phoenix, Arizona with an action-packed night of fighting. The card will be headlined by a featherweight bout between dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. In advance of this compelling showdown, the UFC has released the official UFC Phoenix Countdown, an awesome promo video that shines...

Jan 9, 2017 5:56 am

Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley go at it on Twitter

On Sunday night, Stephen Thompson took to Twitter to announce that he had signed a contract to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 – just as we reported he would back in December. In this Tweet, “Wonderboy” included a picture of his signed contract, and made sure to goad Woodley on a bit. Waiting on...